Okay, after 12+ years of dyeing yarns, I’m finally posting an actual video of me dyeing yarn! It only includes 3 Twinsets, so I still have 9 more to do for this weekend’s batch. I may finish tonight or in the morning.
Feel free to comment, critique, opine, whatever. And, of course, ask any questions you may have. I never guarantee an answer, since I don’t know everything and sometimes “I don’t know” is the most honest answer I can give. But I’ll try. 🙂
I’m planning my Phydlbitz dyeing for this weekend, and considering including some of the Patina and Mother-of-Pearl. These are very similar colorways, done in the same wet-wet-very-wet technique. 🙂 If you think you will want some of these, please …Continue reading →
So, before December I put in a big order for new yarns, some of which were a small collection of super-long hanks. I thought these would be AWESOME for making self-striping yarns or something. And, of course, they technically are good for …Continue reading →
I fixed the problem with the shawl project, and moved forward to re-establish the pattern sequence. So… YAY for Ray.
Last night the new yarns arrived — Phydlbitz Sock and a new-to-me yarn — a blend of 45% Baby Alpaca, 40% Merino, and 15% Cultivated Silk, a luxury sport weight yarn offering ~245 yards per 4oz skein.
Today, I’m going to be pulling hanks to make sets! I saw this image being shared on Facebook, with the caption “Banded Broadbill in Kaeng Krachan National Park, Thailand. Photo by Carl-Johan Svensson”.
There are many colors involved here. My first inclination was to make a variegated yarn with all the colors, but (as Jill suggested) I think I’ll go with sets of quarter-length hanks. Some of the colors are clearly distinct, but others are gradient fades. I’m not sure (yet) how I will divide the dyes, or even whether I will make different length minis in proportion to the colors on the bird, or just go with equal length minis.
Anyway, that’s all I will (likely) be dyeing today, in order to keep this separate from the regular Phydlbitz collection that I can do tomorrow. If there is enough time this afternoon, I may do the regular Phydlbitz later today as well.
And next week I get to do the new luxury sport wt. yarn.
This afternoon, by request, I am doing a pair of custom dye jobs based on these colors: I’ll be dyeing on Phydlbitz. As it is difficult for me to set up and dye just a small amount of yarn …Continue reading →